Football Is The Most Popular Sport

1914 Words Feb 22nd, 2016 8 Pages
It was a normal game for 17 year old, senior, quarterback Evan Murray. What Murray did not know was that he would never walk on the field again. It was the second quarter and Evan Murray took a hit on the backfield, he walked off the field with the help of teammates. Shortly after he collapsed on the sidelines and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died later that night from internal bleeding. (Kahler, 1) Between 2005 and 2014, alone, 92 high school football players died from injuries from football games. There were also injuries in the National Football League (NFL), players need to realize the damage that football causes. Most people do not understand that with every hit a little hit, life is being taken away from players, with every step on the field lives are being risked. While football is the most popular sport in America, the sport could cause serious brain damage and parents should prevent their child from playing because of the damage that it can cause.
Repeated hits in football may cause brain damage in an older age. “The hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory, was found to be smaller in 28 former NFL players as compared with a control group of men of similar age and education” (NewsRx, 1). Compared to a group of men that had not played football, former NFL players were found to have a smaller hippocampus. Playing football is damaging to a very important part of the brain and it could be prevented. The fact shows that it is proven that people…
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